OH HAY NEW LAYOUT. Before I decided to do this, I told Husband, “I’m scared because I know it’s going to take hours to get the formatting right.” And then I stayed up until 5am. But I think I like it. @_@
We’ve eaten at Hue Ky Mi Gia so many times that I’ve never remembered to take photos until now. It’s one of our top 3 go-to Vietnamese restaurants. Always consistent, always delicious. The standout dishes are the chicken wings and the dry style egg noodle and rice noodle (mi kho, hu tieu kho).
The chicken wings are some of the best I’ve had; definitely the best I’ve had in Seattle. The wings are breaded, but the batter isn’t too heavy, nor does is fall off in chunks. Deep fried and tossed in a butter/garlic/shallot/pepper mix that will change your life. When we order the wings for take out and eat at home, we save the leftover topping to eat with rice the next day. When we order the wings at the restaurant, we only look longingly at the topping as they take the plate away.
I’m a fan of dry style noodles (i.e., noodle soups that are “deconstructed” so the soup is on the side). I love chewy/al dente noodles, and dry style noodles tend to maintain their chewiness better than when they’re in their soup form. The noodles are tossed in a soy sauce-based sauce and topped with your choice of from chicken, pork, wontons, seafood. I prefer the rice noodles (pictured above), but you can also choose wide or skinny egg noodles. At my parents house, anytime the subject of egg noodles (“mi”) is mentioned, I’m like “I HATE MI,” and my mom is like “Bi hates mi.” I NEVER order mi in soup form (I HATE MI), but at Hue Ky, I’ve ordered the dry style mi twice, so that’s really saying something. Usually though, I order just the wonton soup because really, I just want the broth and the above-average wontons. Throw in a couple chicken wings and that’s a good meal.
Hue Ky Mi Gia
1207 S Jackson St, Ste 101
Seattle, WA 98144